Ross Creek, Yeppoon

Ross Creek, Yeppoon

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Posted 2022-12-19 by Mindo Koerberfollow


One of the best fishing spots in Yeppoon is at the mouth of Ross Creek, not far from Main Beach of Yeppoon. Ross Creek runs in the middle of Yeppoon. It's only a small creek but fishes well.



Ross Creek was named after the Ross family who reached the coastal hinterlands east of Rockhampton in 1865. Andrew Ross and his sons, Robert and James, owned most of the seafront land from Byfield to the Fitzroy River, an area that nowadays constitutes most of the Capricorn Coast.



The best part of fishing at Ross Creek is that you can drive right to the water's edge and catch a fish just by leaning against your car. Lots of families come down after work or school and fish for bream, whiting, flathead or salmon. Man-made stone walls are also visible on the eastern side by the creek mouth. They are the remains of a concrete-and-stone saltwater pool that was built in the 1950s as a safe swimming place for children. Sandy beach at the mouth of Ross Creek provides plentiful fishing spots. We saw children playing around this sandy beach area while the dads were busy fishing.



On the low tide, muddy sandbars on the southern side of the bridge are revealed and are a popular place for yabbies. It has big yabby beds and plenty of spots to use a cast net so bait is never a problem.



You can see hectares of mangroves grow around the low land either side of Ross Creek which fills at high tide. There are 10 different species of mangroves here. The mangrove forest provides a perfect environment for crustaceans, prawns, and fish. The mangroves also provide a permanent home for approximately 2,000 black flying foxes (Pteropus alecto), as well as a seasonal camp for several hundred thousand little red flying foxes (Pteropus scapulatus).



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79332 - 2023-06-11 05:13:15

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